Nollywood actor Aremu Afolayan in an interview he granted some weeks back had stated that his father, Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Ade Love, was poor despite his fame in the movie industry.
However, Ade Love’s most popular son, Kunle Afolayan, has rubbished Aremu’s claims, insisting that their father did not die a poor man.
He told Sunday Scoop:
“Do you know Ade Love? Was Ade Love a poor man? That is his (Aremu’s) own opinion as everyone has a mind of their own. I would not say things were rosy, but we were never poor. If your parents were able to give you quality education and you enjoyed some luxuries that a lot of people didn’t have access to, then you cannot openly say you come from a poor home.”
He stressed that during the lifetime of his late father, he was the biggest filmmaker in Nigeria and he was always busy working on projects.
Kunle Afolayan said:
“I am sure I didn’t come from a poor home. Though I cannot speak for anyone, I just think he (Aremu) is stupid. I didn’t get to see the story. Funnily, some people thought I was the one who granted the interview. When the General Manager of Eko Hotel told me he read my interview in SUNDAY PUNCH, I was surprised because I didn’t grant any interview recently. Whenever I see the man again, I will let him know it was not me he read; it is a misrepresentation.”
Aremu Afolayan, who had stated that the first time he saw an airport was in the year 2006, also mentioned that he had a very poor upbringing as he had to settle with his mum who lived in a shamble and he didn’t enjoy the luxury of a rich lifestyle as they were surrounded by poor people